Christmas at the Villa
The charity Christmas event organized by Gata Events & Promotions - kicked off early December in the presence of Mrs. Lama Tammam Salam, the wife of the Lebanese Prime Minister, at the iconic Villa Linda Sursock, Ashrafieh.
May Khalil, Randa Armanazi, Arwa Al Amine Halawi, Sandra Ghattas and Hadia Sinno
Rabiha Zayyat Wehbe, Rima Frangieh founder of NAC and Sandra Ghattas
Christmas at the Villa is an exhibit of luxury products by Lebanese designers including fine jewelry, fur products, refined furniture and déco pieces with luxury art de la table objects, luxury bags, paintings and couture prêt-à-porter. Held around Christmas time, the event aims at supporting 8 Lebanese charities by hosting a private reception for each at Villa Linda Sursock where they would welcome their donors and influential social and media figures, noting that a percentage of the sales' profits will be allocated to the associations.
In addition to himaya, each charity has a different cause and a different public figure who is supporting them: Tamanna, the association supporting children with severe illnesses, has chosen fashion consultant Mimi LeBlanc; CHANCE, who help children suffering from cancer, picked digital influencer Lana El Sahely. Also on board, are La Voix de la Femme Libanaise with a mission oriented towards women and their rights, supported by Miss Lebanon 2012 Rina Chibany and her sister Romy Chibany; the Green Garden Group with their environmental mission supported by multi-talented artist Aline Lahoud; the Lebanese Autism Society supported by fashion expert Hadia Sinno; the North Autism Center, founded by Mrs. Rima Frangieh and supported by media figure Rabihaa Zayyat Wehbe; and Saint Vincent de Paul who is mainly concerned with helping the poor and people in need, supported by The Agenda Beirut, founded and headed by Mr. Tony Abou Ghazaleh.